verb (used with object), skimmed, skim·ming.
- to conceal a portion of (winnings, earnings, etc.) in order to avoid paying income taxes, commissions, or the like on the actual total revenue (sometimes followed by off): The casino skimmed two million a year.
- to take, remove, or appropriate for illegal use: to skim information from another's credit card.
verb (used without object), skimmed, skim·ming.
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OTHER WORDS FROM skimun·skimmed, adjective
Examples from the Web for skimmed
And I whipped off my straw hat and skimmed it across the room and it sailed right out the window and has never been seen since.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview|Alex Belth|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had seen the term listed in pregnancy books, but skimmed over it.Feeding Tubes, NICU, One-on-One Care: Susan Hatfield Talks About Living With Her Trisomy 18 Baby|Susan Hatfield|February 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When the Concordia skimmed the rocky reef Friday, lodging a giant boulder into her hull, Schettino made his second mistake.Francesco Schettino, the Costa Concordia’s Daredevil Captain|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Usually a diligent observer, nonetheless Winslow skimmed over the episode in two sentences.
It is then boiled down to eliminate moisture and skimmed to get rid of the green juice.
A portion of its surface is still covered with the paint of the early settlers, made of red earth mixed with skimmed milk.Old Time Wall Papers|Katherine Abbott Sanborn
There they skimmed and flew, as if they had never gone to other skies at all.A Northern Countryside|Rosalind Richards
The skimmed milk is then placed in a large vat and heated, by means of steam pipes to about 80°.
Skimmed milk is estimated as being fat-free (although this is not entirely accurate).Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
If such things must be read, let them be skimmed over as lightly as possible.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922|Howard Phillips Lovecraft